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Old 01-03-2024, 02:35 AM
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I am looking for a spotting scope for target shooting. I have tried using binoculars, but they don't cut it at 200 yards.
I am looking at about the $500 range.
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Old 05-01-2024, 09:40 PM
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For target shooting at 200 yards, a spotting scope can be a valuable tool for observing your shots with greater clarity and precision compared to binoculars. With a budget of around $500, you have several options for quality spotting scopes that can meet your needs. Here are some recommendations:
  1. Celestron Regal M2 65ED Spotting Scope: This spotting scope offers a good balance of performance and affordability. It features a 65mm objective lens, which provides decent light-gathering capabilities, and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass for sharp and clear images. The scope is waterproof and fog-proof, making it suitable for outdoor use in various conditions.
  2. Vortex Diamondback HD 16-48x65 Spotting Scope: Vortex is known for producing high-quality optics at reasonable prices, and the Diamondback HD is no exception. This spotting scope features a magnification range of 16-48x and a 65mm objective lens, providing versatility for target shooting at different distances. The HD optical system delivers crisp and bright images, while the rugged construction ensures durability in the field.
  3. Bushnell Trophy Xtreme Spotting Scope 20-60x65: Bushnell's Trophy Xtreme spotting scope offers a wide magnification range from 20x to 60x, allowing you to zoom in on your target and observe details with precision. The 65mm objective lens provides ample light transmission for bright and clear images, while the waterproof and fog-proof construction ensures reliable performance in all weather conditions.
  4. Barska Blackhawk Spotting Scope 20-60x60: Barska's Blackhawk spotting scope offers budget-friendly performance without sacrificing quality. With a magnification range of 20x to 60x and a 60mm objective lens, this scope provides decent optical performance for target shooting at 200 yards. It features a rubber-armored body for durability and shock resistance, making it suitable for outdoor use.
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Old 05-03-2024, 09:42 AM
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Default Spotting Scope For Target Shooting

For target shooting at 200 yards, a spotting scope would indeed be a better choice than binoculars. With a budget of around $500, you have a good range of options available to you. Here are a few suggestions to consider:
  1. Vortex Diamondback HD 20-60x80 Spotting Scope: Vortex is known for offering good quality optics at reasonable prices. The Diamondback HD series provides clear and bright images with its fully multi-coated lenses. The 20-60x magnification range should suit your needs well.
  2. Celestron Ultima 80 20-60x80 Spotting Scope: Celestron is another reputable brand in the optics industry. The Ultima 80 offers similar features to the Vortex Diamondback HD but at a slightly lower price point. It also has a 20-60x magnification range and is nitrogen-filled for waterproof and fog-proof performance.
  3. Bushnell Trophy Xtreme 20-60x65 Spotting Scope: Bushnell is a well-known name in the optics market. The Trophy Xtreme series is designed for outdoor enthusiasts, including target shooters. This scope offers a 20-60x magnification range with a slightly smaller objective lens compared to the previous two options, but it's still capable of delivering clear images.
  4. Barska Blackhawk 20-60x60 Spotting Scope: Barska offers budget-friendly optics without compromising too much on quality. The Blackhawk series provides decent performance for the price and includes features like multi-coated optics and waterproof construction.
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Old 05-29-2024, 05:18 AM
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Binoculars can definitely be limiting for target shooting at distance. A spotting scope will be a much better option for spotting bullet holes and finer details on your target at 200 yards and beyond. In the $500 range, a Vortex spotting scope is a great choice. They offer high quality optics with good light transmission for clear views, making them a popular option for target shooters. Consider the Vortex Diamondback HD 16-48x65 spotting scope. It falls within your budget and offers a good balance of magnification and objective lens size for spotting your shots at the range.
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